Penetration of print book consumption in the U.S. 2019, by age group

A survey examining the printed book reading population in the United States as of February 2019 showed that 18 to 29-year-olds were more likely to have read a print book in the last year than their older counterparts. Approximately 74 percent of adults under the age of 30 said that they had read a print book in that time period, whereas for older respondents the share amounted to 65 percent or lower.

Share of adults who have read a print book in the last 12 months in the United States in 2019, by age group

Share of respondents
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Source

Release date

September 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

January 8 to February 7, 2019

Number of respondents

1,052 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

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